A dual-sided look at health care and an electrifying study of heroism are among this week’s best bets.
Also, Kendrick Lamar popped up at his own West Loop pop-up shop.
Digital downloads haven’t yet driven box sets extinct—and this year the best include Paul Bowles’s Moroccan field recordings, vintage Ray Charles in mono, a 50-year NRBQ retrospective, and ten discs of foundational 40s bebop from Savoy Records.
Joe Daley cut a live trio album at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1963 that became an early entry in the free-jazz canon.
The only electoral decision that matters: choosing a soundtrack.
Democratic Party bosses Luis Arroyo and Joe Berrios reveal their truce, bringing together a holy trinity of election law lawyers to try to kick a rookie state rep candidate off the ballot.
A long-gestating documentary looks at the session players who created the west-coast sound.
After Chicago Theatre shows end, the performers’ John Hancocks remain backstage.
In The Look of Love, Steve Coogan stars as a legendary British sex impresario.
Reader readers build their very own jukebox.
An ode to an unsung style icon who bucked popular notions about what’s fashionable
Richard’s Bar in River West takes old school to the next level
Hey, I do like some Republicans!
Loud Family front man Scott Miller picks his favorites from a half century of pop, and his choices are fun to read about even when they’re hard to agree with.
Back and forth and then back and then forth again. Circles kinda make me dizzy and I can’t think clearly when I’m dizzy.